A trial conducted in Europe and the USA has shown that cannabidiol – a drug derived from cannabis but with the psycho-active elements removed – reduces seizures in children with a form of drug resistant epilepsy, known as Dravet syndrome.
A pacemaker keeps your heart beating correctly. This page from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) explains about endocardial pacemakers and why you might need one. It also explains how one is inserted, and the effect it will have on your life afterwards.
The Ophthalmology team at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) helped develop the Royal College of Ophthalmologists' (RCOphth) overarching quality standards that describe five key aspects of the ophthalmic care and service for children and young people.
The General Paediatric Team provides general paediatric medical input to patients across the hospital to support and improve holistic care for children and young people in Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH).
This page from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) explains bowel washouts using an antegrade colonic enema (ACE). Bowel washouts are a method of dealing with constipation or with soiling, which is the leakage of faeces (poo) other than during a bowel movement.
The number of people diagnosed with eating disorders has increased by 15 per cent since 2000, according to a new study led by the UCL Institute of Child Health (ICH). The increase was more pronounced in males with incidences rising 27 per cent.